Songs and music for democracy - RNW workshop at Africaday

The RNW workshop at 2014 Africaday is inspired by the My Song project, which showcases young African singers and songwriters who have a story to tell.

Unblockable coverage of Hong Kong protests

The unblockable Chinese-language site Pao-Pao covered the widespread student protests in Hong Kong as they unfolded. Now that the protests are petering out, the Pao-Pao team takes stock of a heady few weeks.


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